Worldly ‘peace’ isn’t necessarily Christian


Jesus said to his disciples:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.
Not as the world gives do I give it to you.”

The world offers many solutions for peace…

Peace in the run-from-responsibility in abortion. Peace which begins the same way in the life-destroying-selfishness of contraception. Peace which rids the burden of parental, and grandparental, care through euthanasia. Peace promised in the god-like-control of cloning. Peace through man-made-matrimony found in same sex unions. Peace in divorce, promiscuity, pornography, and legalized transgender confusion.

The world offers many solutions for peace…

Peace through illegal immigration, protected by ‘Sanctuary Cities.’ Peace through the denying of others rights in ‘gun control.’ Peace through socialism and ‘free stuff.’ Peace through racial division, driven by professional race baiters. Peace through gender politics. Peace through anger politics. Peace through entitlements paid for by someone else. Peace through global warming initiatives. Peace through U.N. initiatives. Peace through progressivism, liberalism, relativism, and political correctness. Peace through the terror of Radical Islam. Peace through radical feminism, radical homosexuality, radical secularism, and the denial of others religious freedoms. Peace through militant atheism, educated agnosticism, café Catholicism, and gospel-of-prosperity Evangelicalism.

The world offers many solutions for peace…

Peace through the pop culture. Peace through the internet. Peace through ‘sex, drugs, and rock n roll.’ Peace through alcohol, parties, and all out foolishness. Peace through modern technology. Peace through postmodern angst. Peace through Post-Christian skepticism. Peace through scientism. Peace through New Age spirituality. Peace through hide-in-the-closet-from-reality religious asceticism. Peace through materialism, consumerism, hedonism, and individualistic indifference.

The world offers many solutions for peace…

Peace through the cult worship of Pope Francis. Peace through the zombie-like adoration of Donald Trump. Peace through the collegial foolishness of supporting Bernie Sanders. Peace through the radical agenda of the Democratic party. Peace through the ‘women’s reproductive’ services of Planned Parenthood. Peace through the propaganda of the main stream media. Peace through the putridity of Hollywood. Peace through gangsta rap. Peace through legalized pot.

And then there’s the peace of Christ…

Peace through responsibility accepted. Peace through promises kept. Peace through forgiveness and compassion. Peace through faith and reason joined together. Peace through embracing sanity and Truth. Peace through defending Truth. Peace through prayer, fasting, almsgiving, Scripture reading, Mass attendance, and the sacraments. Peace through offering up our suffering to God in union with Jesus. Peace through fidelity to our marriage and family, even when it is not easy at all. Peace through care for nature that isn’t fanatical and unbalanced. Peace through service for others. Peace through the sacrifice of time and energy for our friends and family. Peace through self discipline, sacrificing pleasure for the glory of God and the benefit of others. Peace through telling the truth–even when it is not PC. Peace through evangelization, actions and words.

Peace through contrition, repentance, confession, and penance.

Peace through the Eucharist…and the life which flows from it (Him).

Obviously two offers of peace…competing for our heart…everyday…for us to choose freely.

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